Gin shortage possible - middle classes set to riot
What's the problem? Well, there could be a gin shortage, after a new study from the people at Plantlife said that there's a problem with juniper berries. If you didn't know, that's one of the main ingredients in gin and the thing that makes it taste like pot pourri.
There's a disease that's killing all the juniper bushes in Scotland - a place that is regarded to be one of the best in the world to get your junipers from. Plantlife says Scotland’s juniper crops are in a 'critical state', and that 79% of last year’s stock is now too damaged, old, or dead to be used.
Now, a lot of gin is made with ingredients sourced from abroad, so your crazy cat lady pals, and men in red chinos should be okay for a while. Do keep an eye on them though, to make sure they don't do anything crazy, like top themselves or start drinking lager.
If you're going out tonight, be sure to drink a gallon or two of it, just to be on the safe side.